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Re: SIL's WorldPad and Graphite

From:Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>
Date:Friday, April 2, 2004, 8:26
Herman Miller wrote:
> These look interesting: > > > > > > > Graphite is a technology for rendering complex scripts by reading extra > tables that are added to Windows TrueType fonts, and WorldPad is a basic > word processor that uses this technology. There's even a project to make > a version of Mozilla with Graphite support. They have sample fonts that > illustrate complex features of scripts like Tamil and Burmese. There's > an IPA font that can handle contour tones, stacked diacritics, > diacritics on letters with ascenders and descenders, positioning of the > superimposed tilde diacritic, etc. I started adding some Graphite > features to my OlaeUni font; it takes some getting used to, but it's > pretty powerful once you figure out how it works. I don't think I'll > have any difficulty adapting the Kazvarad or Neesklaaz fonts. You can > even add optional features to fonts, so that for instance you could deal > with ligatures differently in two different languages.
That is interesting. I'll be interested to know when it's been integrated into Pango. I can't see any other way I could make a font for Samadurian and have it work right.